Aniston: I rocked mum's 70s look
Published 29/08/2014 | 09:32
Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she took inspiration from her mum's 70s wardrobe for her starring role in Life Of Crime.
The Friends actress stars in the period-set adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch and told Collider what it had been like to get into character with the wardrobe.
She said: "It's a tough look. I mean, it was awesome for the time and a lot of fun to wear all of that polyester and the handkerchiefs around the neck. My favorite piece of my wardrobe was the sunglasses.
"Basically, I looked like my mom. I pulled out a lot of her old pictures and just tried to rock the old Nancy Aniston 70s look."
Jennifer has a few scenes in the film where she is roughed up by the other characters and at one point is put in a ski mask with the eyes taped over.
She said of the scenes: "I didn't prepare. I just let them hurt me. That's the best way to get a real reaction it turns out. And the ski mask was kind of great. It's weird. It's a lot to build to try to convey emotion when everything that usually does is covered up. It was really fun for me.
"We worked a lot on that ski mask. It was lined with silk so we didn't get some rashes on the old faccia. It was a very well-made ski mask."
She added that she would like to turn her hand to directing, but knew which types of film she wouldn't go for: "Well, I wouldn't say like horror films or like a Matrix kind of thing.
"I don't think you'd like to see my directorial version of that. Everyone would somehow be really bad at it. Maybe that'd be fun. I love the human experience. I love human beings and behaviour and relationships, and it will probably have something to do with that."
Life Of Crime is released in cinemas on September 5.